According to Frederic Garcia, Marketing Director, ASUR
, the group was attracted by what it saw as the previously untapped potential of the Mexican market.
ASSUR and ITA have also entered into a technical assistance agreement which allows ASUR
to have a perpetual and exclusive license in Mexico to use all technical assistance and "know-how" transferred to it by ITA or its stockholders for the duration of the agreement.
announced that on January 23, 2002, it was informed by the Mexican judicial authorities that Mexicana de Aviacion, Aeromexico and Aeromar, three Mexican-based airlines, have initiated a lawsuit against the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) requesting that the registration of specific tariffs filed by ASUR
in the second quarter of last year be declared void.
Mexico), added: "Since the privatization process of Mexican airports, ASUR
has been one of the developers which has shown leadership and experience in the building, operation and commercialization of airports.
BANAMEX signed a five years contract for banking services and ATMs operation in all nine ASUR
airports located in Cancun, Cozumel, Merida, Veracruz, Minatitlan, Villahermosa, Tapachula, Oaxaca and Huatulco.
The contract will cover all nine ASUR
airports, including the Company's three largest, Cancun, Cozumel and Merida airports, as well as the airports of Veracruz, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlan.
is a 50% equity member in the Aerostar consortium.
In a statement, the Company indicated that nearly all the outbound passengers scheduled to leave ASUR
airports on cancelled Aeromexico flights were able to find seats on other airlines.
Frantz Guns, CEO of ASUR
, said: "We cannot estimate how long this situation will last and in this moment we cannot inform what will be the impact upon ASUR
's revenues since some of the Aeromexico's passengers are going to be transported by other airlines.